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Saturday 25 October 2014

Someone like snooze? Adele's zz top

Adele's music helps people sleep, according to a new survey

Adele's music has Brits rolling in the sleep - after her tunes were found to be top of the kips.

The record-breaking chart star, who may be struggling with her own sleep patterns after giving birth last month, was found to be the most effective soundtrack for nodding off.

A survey by hotel chain Travelodge showed Adele topped the charts when it comes to snooze-some tunes, as it helps people relax.

The Rolling In The Deep singer has deposed Coldplay from the top of the charts when it comes to nodding off. The band were number one for the firm's previous surveys in 2008 and 2010, but were pushed into second spot this time.

The poll of 2,000 adults put Snow Patrol in third place and Barry White in fourth.

Dreamy chart hunks One Direction - whose debut album was called, ironically, Up All Night - were in fifth position.

Sleep expert Stevie Williams from the Edinburgh Sleep Centre said: "Results from various sleep studies undertaken with a variety of male and female groups, has indicated that listening to soft, relaxing music at bedtime leads to a number of different benefits to a night's sleep."

Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: "After a long stressful day it's essential that you de-stress to aid sleep and listening to music will help focus your attention and assist your body and mind to relax."

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Don't deny yourself pleasure. It's important to indulge your sensual side. When you don't, you become irritable. Take this opportunity to splash out on new clothes. Soak in a scented bath. Get a massage. Enjoy a long nap. Do whatever your heart desires. If anyone dares complain you aren't working hard enough, maintain a stony silence. You're incredibly intimidating, especially when you're quiet. Anyone who has become too reliant on you needs to be more self sufficient.More